Minooka, IL
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Minooka is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 11,243 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Minooka is the 208th largest community in Illinois. Minooka has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Minooka, where the median household income is $80,810.00.

Unlike some villages, Minooka isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Minooka are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Minooka is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Minooka who work in sales jobs (14.27%), office and administrative support (13.61%), and management occupations (8.19%).

Minooka is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Minooka’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Minooka, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Minooka is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.05% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Minooka in 2010 was $29,509, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,036 for a family of four. However, Minooka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Minooka is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Minooka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minooka residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Minooka also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.61% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Minooka include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Minooka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.

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